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China’s Laws Leave Transgender Citizens Out in the Cold

A report says China does not provide its transgender citizens enough protection against discrimination and abuse. Photo: VCG
A report says China does not provide its transgender citizens enough protection against discrimination and abuse. Photo: VCG

China should offer its transgender citizens greater recognition through laws and policies, which currently do not offer much protection against discrimination and abuse, according to a joint report by the United Nations and local academics.

Existing laws leave Chinese people who don’t identify with their biological sex vulnerable to harassment, slander and physical danger, a group of researchers led by the United Nations Development Program and state-run China Women’s University found in a survey of China’s policy environment.

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